Convoy sentence example

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  • Dean was enlisted as part of the convoy to the popular spot.

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  • The convoy formed up.

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  • Dean lost his convoy of younger bikers on the short uphill and he paused momentarily at the crest to wipe his eyes and scan the roadway below him for his prey.

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  • In place of the movements of great fleets to a single end, we have a nine years' story (1805-1814) of cruising for the protection of commerce, of convoy, of colonial expeditions to capture French, Dutch or Spanish possessions and of combined naval and military operations in which the British navy was engaged in carrying troops to various countries, and in supporting them on shore.

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  • The battle of the Herrings (February 1429) was fought in order to cover the march of a convoy of Lenten food to the English army besieging Orleans.

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  • Carson took part in the Mexican War, and, after the rush to the Pacific Coast began, engaged as a guide to convoy emigrants and drovers across the plains and mountains.

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  • A pleasant feeling of excitement and an expectation of something joyful and solemn was aroused among the soldiers of the convoy and the prisoners.

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  • You might call this democratic and synodical process the convoy system which proceeds at the pace of the slowest ship.

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  • The average monthly tonnage of Allied ships sunk approached half a million, despite some success with the convoy system.

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  • She also took roles in 1970s films Convoy and Players.

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  • Play as either Navy Seals trying to stop a convoy from rolling through or play as terrorists who try to keep the convoy moving.

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  • Jones is chased by South American aborigines, escapes death by blowdart, springs numerous lethal deathtraps and steals a horse to chase a truck convoy.

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  • The management of that enterprise, however, was a difficult one, and cost Villehardouin another embassy into Italy to prevent if possible some of his fellow-pilgrims from breaking the treaty with the Venetians by embarking at other ports and employing other convoy.

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  • So far the operations had been confined to commerce destroying, or to the protection of trade by convoy.

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  • In this war we do not find that the movements of fleets were subordinated to the work of providing convoy.

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  • Merchant vessels were required for their protection to sail in convoy.

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  • Soon afterwards he returned to England in charge of a convoy.

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  • Meanwhile the Dance class trawlers, with their heavier and somewhat archaic 4 in, guns, occupied themselves with the convoy itself.

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  • In a typically audacious action, Rampage struck at a Gold convoy passing Planet New London.

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  • So they do their daily march in rear of the convoy, carrying their worldly belongings with them.

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  • The last time the Swans played in Cardiff, police escorted a convoy of 32 busses.

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  • We waved goodbye then rushed into our vehicles to join the convoy, mobile phones at the ready in case of emergencies.

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  • Dropping missiles at an armored convoy in an Apache helicopter?

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  • He was also poet on the biggest humanitarian convoy traveling to war torn Croatia in 1993.

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  • Shortly afterward, Wanklyn intercepted another convoy of five heavily laden supply ships, escorted by four destroyers.

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  • The site of the former royal dockyard, now Convoy's Wharf, is currently under redevelopment.

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  • This was to be the convoy escorted by two dance class trawlers, destination Gibraltar.

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  • The Wellington served primarily in the North Atlantic on convoy escort duties.

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  • Some of the vehicles in the convoy were disabled, and Capt Philippson was shot and killed in the ensuing firefight.

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  • In the event she was sent in June to Gibraltar with a convoy of troops to reinforce the garrison there.

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  • The transit time for a convoy through the danger area was five hours which was plenty for the german gunners to range on ships.

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  • Scouts quickly agreed to fill roles as diverse as stretcher-bearers, convoy signallers, firewatchers and bicycle messengers.

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  • As the convoy got closer to Malta another cruiser, nine destroyers, four fleet minesweepers and six minesweeping launches joined the escorting ships.

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  • Shortly past noon, a car bomb struck an Iraqi police convoy in the same neighborhood, killing six security men.

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  • We had thought her lost but she had gone due north into the ice, escorting the three ships of her small convoy.

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  • More often than not, however, the vessels were used as patrol or convoy escort sloops.

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  • The convoy with its twelve escorts would proceed to Dungeness where the Dover Command escorts, minesweeping trawlers, would relieve those from Portsmouth.

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  • There we boarded a convoy of Army lorries and continued our journey westwards.

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  • The convoy, including eight whalers, arrived in the Downs on 27 October.

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  • Now the integrity of Japan was worth little if the Russians could hope ultimately to invade her in superior force, and as Port Arthur was the station of the fleet that might convoy an invasion, as well as the symbol of the longed-for hegemony, the fortress was necessarily the army's first objective, a convincing Sedan was the next.

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  • Wishing to find out where the commander-in-chief was, he rode up to a convoy.

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  • Do you expect me to give you two battalions--which we have not got--for a convoy?

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  • Two of the commanders of large parties--one a Pole and the other a German--sent invitations to Denisov almost simultaneously, requesting him to join up with their divisions to attack the convoy.

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  • The shelling required the ships to weave toward the fall of shot and the convoy had to regroup as soon as it finished.

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  • Once the Jewish convoy had passed the smaller Arab group, they would rapidly erect a roadblock blocking the escape route.

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  • The trade was enormously profitable, not only to the merchants but to the town, which levied a rigorous duty on all exports and imports; at the same time formidable risks had to be faced both from the desert-tribes and from the Parthians, and successfully to plan or convoy a great caravan came to be looked upon as a distinguished service to the state, often recognized by public monuments erected by " council and people " or by the merchants interested in the venture.

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  • The object was to plunder a Dutch convoy which had taken refuge at Bergen in Norway, then united to Denmark.

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  • The Germans, alerted by the chance meeting of a coastal convoy with the raiding force, wiped out the entire force.

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  • He had just remembered his recent encounter with the doctor's wife and the convoy officer.

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  • Christian De Wet, who had first come into prominence as the captor of Lord Roberts's convoy at Waterval, and was now operating east and south-west of Bloemfontein in order to counteract the influence of Roberts's numerous flying columns which rode hither and thither offering peace, added to his laurels by ambushing Broadwood's mounted brigade and horse artillery at Sannah's Post, just outside Bloemfontein, on the 31st of March.

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  • He sailed on the 29th of December 1779 with the trade for the West Indies under his protection, captured a Spanish convoy on his way off Finisterre on the 8th of January, defeated a smaller Spanish force near Cape St Vincent on the 16th, relieved Gibraltar on the 19th, and left for the West Indies on the 13th of February.

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  • He sailed on the 21st of June, and after chasing the British frigate "Belvidera" (36), which escaped into Halifax by throwing boats, &c., overboard, stood across the North Atlantic in search of a West Indian convoy, which he failed to sight, returning by the 31st of August to Boston.

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  • His capture of a convoy of military stores at one of the two places called Ballyneety between Limerick and Tipperary, delayed the siege of the town till the winter rains forced the English to retire.

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  • According to Walton, Donne spent some time in Italy and Spain, and intended to proceed to Palestine, "but at his being in the farthest parts of Italy, the disappointment of company,or of a safe convoy,or the uncertainty of returns of money into those remote parts, denied him that happiness."

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  • In 1747 he, without ceasing to be a member of the board, commanded the Channel fleet which on the 3rd of May scattered a large French convoy bound to the East, and West Indies, in an action off Cape Finisterre.

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  • Behind the caleche galloped the suite and a convoy of Croats.

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  • They reckoned that the convoy had fifteen hundred men.

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  • He was, moreover, hampered by a great convoy carrying stores.

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  • In October 1559 they made an unsuccessful attack on Leith and the seizure of an English convoy on the way to their army by James Hepburn, earl of Bothwell, increased their difficulties.

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  • In 1693 he commanded the Smyrna convoy, which was scattered and partly taken by the French admiral Tourville near Lagos Bay.

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  • On the 12th of May 1652 an English officer, Captain Young, stopped a Dutch convoy near the Start in order to enforce the salute to the English flag, which England then demanded from all who used the seas round her coast.

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  • His fleet was allowed to become scattered, and the Dutchman brought his convoy back safe after a partial action with Penn, Blake's subordinate, on the 6th of August.

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  • Cradock to purposes of convoy, as she could steam only 12 knots, and was 300 m.

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  • The " Black Prince " and " Duke of Edinburgh " were doing convoy work in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, and the " Warrior was at Port Said, while the " Defence " was with Rear-Adml.

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  • British commerce therefore suffered severely, even as far off as the Irish coasts, where it was found necessary to supply convoy to the Belfast linen trade.

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  • During the voyage out he captured a valuable Spanish convoy of eleven merchantmen.

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  • As the naval force of the enemy was completely driven into port, the British admiral had no opportunity of an action at sea, but his management of the convoy carrying the troops, and of the landing at Aboukir, was greatly admired.

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  • The Spanish ships were outnumbered chiefly because the convoy had become scattered by bad management and bad seamanship. The more valuable part of it, consisting of the four galleons, and eleven trading ships in which the king's share of the treasure was being carried, became separated from the rest, and on being chased by the superior force of Heyn endeavoured to take refuge at Matanzas in the island of Cuba, hoping to be able to land the bullion in the bush before the Dutchman could come up with them.

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  • It was a convoy of conscripts enrolled from our people and starting to join the army.

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  • These three groups traveling together--the cavalry stores, the convoy of prisoners, and Junot's baggage train--still constituted a separate and united whole, though each of the groups was rapidly melting away.

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  • Sir George Ayscue, who had lately returned from the West Indies, whither he had been sent to subdue the Royalist party in Barbados, had a sharp encounter with a Dutch convoy while on his way up Channel to the Downs, and had captured several prizes.

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  • De Ruyter was sent into the Channel to convoy the outward-bound convoys, and meet the home-coming trade.

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  • On the 13th of March 1672 Sir Robert Holmes fell upon a Dutch convoy under the command of Van Ness in the Channel.

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  • The only real success achieved by this numerically imposing force was the capture on the 8th and 9th of August of a large British convoy of ships bound for the East and West Indies carrying troops.

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  • At one of the post stations he overtook a convoy of Russian wounded.

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  • Pierre's coachman shouted angrily at the convoy of wounded to keep to one side of the road.

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  • He was looking now at the cavalry regiment that had met the convoy of wounded, now at the cart by which he was standing, in which two wounded men were sitting and one was lying.

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  • At seven in the morning a French convoy in marching trim, wearing shakos and carrying muskets, knapsacks, and enormous sacks, stood in front of the sheds, and animated French talk mingled with curses sounded all along the lines.

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  • They continued active till the close of the war, and were only partially baffled by the strict enforcement of convoy by the British authorities.

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  • Besides Denisov and Dolokhov (who also led a small party and moved in Denisov's vicinity), the commanders of some large divisions with staffs also knew of this convoy and, as Denisov expressed it, were sharpening their teeth for it.

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  • Having arranged matters thus, Denisov and Dolokhov intended, without reporting matters to the higher command, to attack and seize that convoy with their own small forces.

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  • At Dorogobuzh while the soldiers of the convoy, after locking the prisoners in a stable, had gone off to pillage their own stores, several of the soldier prisoners tunneled under the wall and ran away, but were recaptured by the French and shot.

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  • But in June, while Byron had gone to Antigua to guard the trade convoy on its way home, d'Estaing first captured St Vincent, and then on the 4th of July Grenada.

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  • He said that Murat was spending the night less than a mile from where they were, and that if they would let him have a convoy of a hundred men he would capture him alive.

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  • Thirty thousand devils!... the convoy guards began cursing and the French soldiers, with fresh virulence, drove away with their swords the crowd of prisoners who were gazing at the dead man.

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  • As often happens, the horses of a convoy wagon became restive at the end of the bridge, and the whole crowd had to wait.

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